Lithium batteries are a big upgrade on any boat. Are they worth the price? What advantages do they offer? Review and comparison to lead-acid batteries. [More] Lithium Batteries on a Boat
Batteries & Charging Them
Having enough power on a boat is a combination of battery choice, monitoring, maintenance and charging.
Learn how not to have any amp-ogres aboard!
Knowing the amps in and out of your batteries is the first step to having plenty of power aboard. Installing a battery monitor is a fairly simple DIY project. [More] Monitoring Batteries
Listen in for our 4-step approach to having sufficient power for the things we want on our boat. [More] The Power Equation
Your refrigerator isn’t cooling and you’ve checked everything you can on it. Don’t give up — there’s another possibility! [More] Is It the Refrigerator — or Bad Batteries?
We live over 90% on solar power and did on our previous boat, too. It’s fairly easy on nice days in the middle of summer, but we do okay even on partially cloudy short winter days with just a little extra effort. [More] More From Your Solar Panels
Want to upgrade your batteries? A few notes of things not often discussed . . . and some myths busted! [More] Upgrading Batteries
Lots of people tell you how to figure out how much solar power you need, but are they really accurate? [More] How Much Solar Power Do You Need?
We did a major upgrade on our solar charging and we now live almost totally on solar power. Here’s what we did (mostly DIY) and the cost. [More] Solar Upgrade
How do you add water on a monthly basis to batteries you can’t even reach? A battery watering system makes it easy! [More] Easy Battery Watering
How can you tell how discharged the batteries are? How much charging do they need? Installing a battery monitor will tell you this and more. [More] Monitoring the Batteries